VisiVite AREDS2 Premier Ocular Formula No. 2
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This combination of nutrients, found in supplements like Ocuvite and VisiVite, is now widely recommended for people with moderate or severe macular degeneration. Current or former smokers may be better off with VisiVite's Smoker's Formula, which leaves out the beta-carotene (beta-carotene supplements my increase the risk of lung cancer in smokers).
Marvin Moe Bell, M.D., M.P.H.
Physician and AuthorREAD MORE >
We see approximately 120 patients per week with about 15% having or being at risk for macular degeneration. Using the AREDS as our reference we became aware of the importance of nutritional supplements in the prevention of the progression of macular degeneration. This along with various other studies on the importance of vitamins for general eye health prompted us to look for a supplement that fit the needs of our patients. Visivite showed itself to be the only company who took pains to offer the ratio of different vitamins initially determined by AREDS.
Dr. Kendal Piatt, O.D.
OptometristREAD MORE >
At "Island Retina" our mission statement is to provide outstanding retinal care in a warm and supportive environment. I have been practicing for more than 20 years. We love taking care of patients with retinal disease including diabetes, macular degeneration and retinal detachments. Our practice is unique in that we have a surgery center,we are involved in several national research projects as well as our own research, and we have a satelite office in Commack, NY. I do a great deal of lecturing throughout the country as part of my committment to education. We have been recommending Visivite for several years. AREDS formulation vitamins are the mainstay in the treatment of dry AMD which affects about 1.7 million Americans. We find that the VisiVite vitamins fit the needs of our patients. We can recommend different formulations based on the patients' history. The quality is unsurpassed, they are well tolerated which increases patient compliance.
Pamela Weber, M.D.
OphthalmologistREAD MORE >
I've been in practice for 36 years. We see many patients with Macular Degeneration and dry eyes. As a general Ophthalmologist, I see patients with varying Eye problems including cataracts and glaucoma. Based on the AREDS study, a vitamin like Visivite is the only treatment for Macular Degeneration available today.
Martin L Weinhoff, MD
OphthalmologistREAD MORE >
We recommend that all of our patients take the VisiVite AREDS 2 formula vitamins
, due to the evidence based nature of the formula (doses are based on the NIH study of macular degeneration).
Marc Lay, OD
OptometristREAD MORE >
East Florida Eye Institute specializes in the treatment of Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Diabetic Eye Disease, and Dry Eye Disease. We recommend the use of VisiVite for all of our Macular Degeneration patients.
Ronald E. P. Frenkel, M.D.
OphthalmologistREAD MORE >
VisiVite Premier Ocular Formula No. 2 is our most advanced formula for Macular Health, and the only All-Natural AREDS2 Formula available.
VisiVite has made several formulation choices which result in a premium quality AREDS2 supplement. The ingredients used in VisiVite Premier Ocular Formula No. 2 are from the identical suppliers being used by the United States National Eye Institute, including FloraGLO Lutein from Kemin, and DSM's OPTISHARP Zeaxanthin and ROPUFA pure Omega-3 fatty acids. Cheaper sources of these ingredients exist but are not used by VisiVite.
Additionally, VisiVite Premier Ocular Formula No. 2 contains NO artificial ingredients, NO artificial color and NO sugar. VisiVite Premier Ocular Formula No. 2 uses one of the finest softgel manufacturers in the world and the formula is supplied as 120 capsules per bottle, with four capsules per day taken in divided doses. Most people take two capsules twice per day, with meals.
VisiVite was the first vitamin manufacturer to offer this unique supplement based upon various aspects of the ongoing National Eye Institute's Age Related Eye Disease Study 2, and it is the only all-natural AREDS2 formula available.
Dietary supplements are required by law to list the following disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Since the publication of the AREDS research in 2001, more recent studies, including the Lutein Antioxidant Supplement Trial, have demonstrated vision improvement. And much exciting work involving both Lutein and Zeaxanthin, molecules known as carotenoids, have shown not only vision improvement but also a healthier macular appearance with improvement in pigmentation and color.
One important issue not addressed in AREDS is that there appears to be an inflammatory component to Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Other studies suggest that Omega-3 fatty acids derived from deep sea fish may be helpful in further counteracting this eye disease and preventing blindness.
For these reasons, the National Eye Institute, in late 2006 announced the recruitment of patients into a multi-year randomized Age Related Eye Disease 2 Study:
"The Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) is a multi-center, randomized trial designed to assess the effects of oral supplementation of macular xanthophylls (lutein and zeaxanthin) and/or long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (docosahexaenoic acid) [DHA] and eicosapentaenoic acid [EPA] ) on the progression to advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD). An additional goal of the study is to assess whether forms of the AREDS nutritional supplement with reduced zinc and/or no beta-carotene works as well as the original supplement in reducing the risk of progression to advanced AMD."
VisiVite Premier Ocular Formula Number 2 is based upon our prediction of what will be the most successful components and modifications of the Age Related Eye Disease Study 2.
We recommend VisiVite Premier Ocular Formula Number 2 for the following patients with macular degeneration:
- Progressive macular degeneration with vision loss in one or both eyes
- Presence in the retina of large drusen, pigmentation or geographic atrophy
VisiVite Premier Ocular Formula Number 2 is safe for both smokers and non-smokers (does not contain beta-carotene).
Overall Rating for VisiVite AREDS2 Premier Ocular Formula No. 2
|(based on 3 reviews)| My Eye Doctor: Michael Lyle Wilson, 101 Walnut St.,
It saved my eyesight!
By Ronald Risdon on August 11, 2011
Manistique, MI. 49854. (906)341-5689. Saw me in Dec.,
2008. He told me that I was in the early stages of dry
AMD. Gave me your information and I have been
using your Ocular Premier Formula 2, and Co-Defence
Vitamins every since. I was seen by my VA Hospital's
Optomitrist and Opthamologist every 3 months afterwards.
[ I am a disabled Vietnam Veteran, USAF 68-72 SP/SF ]
Upon the 6th month exam my AMD had reversed and on
the 9th month exam, the Opthamologist told me I was OK !
Needless to say I was thrilled and thanked God for you
people at VisiVite/Vitamin Science !!! Your products WORK !
Even so...I will continue to take them for the rest of my
life. [ I'll be 63 in Sept.} (-:) My vision is good, although
trifocals are not fun, especially since I have a recording
studio, do free lance voice overs, remaster old records and
tapes to CD, etc. Spend alot of time at my computer and it
goes without saying that my vision is quite necessary for my
line of work.
Thank you so much for providing products that saved my
eye sight !!!
I live in Saint Johns, Florida. I was just calling
As a nurse, I'm extremely grateful to have found your eye vitamin.
By Jan Dillon on January 5, 2011
about your Premier Ocular Formula 2. I am a nurse in my career with dystrophy(?) due to a doctor hitting my cornea. Since I have been taking
VisiVite, I have got partially my vision back. I can see objects clearer.
I am able to see even peoples' faces now on TV. And, I'm going to have a cataract removed off of that eye which will increase my vision better, I hope. But thanks to you, I am able to see things without running into them. I'm driving better and I just wanted to thank you so much for your product.
This is my second time ordering double doses of this product. And, thank you very, very, very much.
I take VisiVite and Co-Defense regularly for a few years now, and I guess that's what keeping my problem steady. I also discovered the pill for dry eyes, and find it wonderful. My daughter used to put drops 20-30 times a day. After I gave her the pill for dry eyes, she puts in drops maybe once or twice a day.
By Varda Y. on December 3, 2009
Thank you for your wonderful products.
VisiVite AREDS2 Premier Ocular Formula No. 2
Question: What type of fish is used in this product?
Answer: Anchovy, sardine and herring. VisiVite Premier Ocular Formula No. 2 uses ROPUFA 75-25 pharmaceutical grade, highly purified Omega 3 oil from DSM Roche, which is the very same Omega 3 used in the National Eye Institute's AREDS2 research.
Question: Where is VisiVite Premier Ocular Formula No. 2 sold in Marin County, California?
Answer: VisiVite formulas and are sold at visivite.com and by participating doctors' offices. Your doctor can become a licensed dispenser by calling our customer service staff at 1-800-427-7660, Ext 2.
Question: I am 87 years old and have been taking visivite gold vitamin for several years. I feel it has kept my AMD from complete blindness. My left eye only has small vision on the outer corner. My right eye has sight, but I'm starting to lose sight in the corner. I take avastin shots in my right eye every ten weeks. Which of these vitamins will work best for me?
Answer: With wet macular degeneration in your right eye, we recommend either adding omega-3 fatty acids (fish oils) to your nutritional regimen, or simply taking VisiVite Premier Ocular Formula No. 2. Note that Premier Ocular Formula No. 2 requires a total of 4 large gelcaps daily taken in divided doses.
Question: I am a smoker so do not use betacarotene. Is it all right to take Vitamin A? Thanks.
Answer: Yes, it is alright to take vitamin A. It's just the high doses of beta carotene that are associated with the increased risk of lung cancer in smokers.
Question: I have problems swallowing large caps. Are there chewables or small sizes?
Answer: VisiVite Premier Ocular Formula No. 2 is a liquid softgel and cannot be broken apart or chewed. We recommend instead that you look at VisiVite i-Defense Gold or Green Formulas, in which the capsules can be opened and their contents emptied into food or drink. For more information, see http://www.visivite.com/premier-macular-health-eye-vitamins.html.
Question: How do you know if you should take AREDS or AREDS 2 formula?
Answer: Our Vitamin Finder will help you find the VisiVite formula that's right for you. Go to: www.visivite.com/diagnosis.html. Or, call our Customer Service specialists at 1-800-427-7660 if you need further help.
Question: When did you change the label on the bottle. I assume that it is still the same formula.
Answer: New great look. Same great formula.
Question: i have glaucoma and cataracts, age 60 which vitamin is best for me?gold formula or no.2areds 2?
Answer: Both VisiVite Gold and VisiVite Premier Ocular Formula No. 2 are excellent formulas for macular health. But in the absence of macular degeneration, we would recommend VisiVite Balanced Ocular Support.
Question: Reziva resveratrol concentrated extract What is it and would it help md? 64yr old never smoked, family history of mac deg. Last summer my doc found more blood vessels. Thank you for your help. Donna
Answer: Reziva is Vitamin Science's brand of resveratrol, and differs from those in the mass market in that it is derived from French red grapes. Reziva is a natural concentrated trans-resveratrol extract made from French red wine grapes. Reziva promotes cardiac health and supports good eyesight and macular function. For additional information,please visit our web site at http://www.visivite.com/reziva.html.
Question: will visivit for. no. 2 cure ared
Answer: There is no cure for macular degeneration. Based upon the most promising research in the fight against macular degeneration, VisiVite Premier Ocular Formula No. 2 is Vitamin Science's most potent formula for people who wish to prevent or treat macular degeneration.